Random Photo Thread



  • Coming home to Bariloche Argentina after a big day on the road in 2010. The Frey group of peaks on the horizon.

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    Up close at the Frey hut, which serves pizza & beer. We hiked in on a cold & blustery fall day. Of course, there is a Donini Route on the biggest & best spire.

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  • The man and his mountains.

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    RIP my brother.



  • @The-Gnome

    Been meaning to dig this one up for a while now. Somewhere up post you mentioned removing some white power graffiti. I was at JTree a few years back when some asshats from the inside trippin' on something psychoactive were running about all night long, playing some kind of signaling game, flashing red lights from various locations around HVC, all the while tromping thru folks' campsites like they owned the place. Totally oblivious to the "residents". My buddy went off on them after a while w/a stern reprimand. Alas,to my horror later that morning I awoke to discover this:

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    Closer inspection revealed this was some kind of dye that had permeated into the rock. A couple years later I was bivvied out at the same site when I noticed one of the park volunteers working on removing it. I don't know what he used nor how they did it but he did spend the day at it and got the job done. You may want to reach out to Park Headquarters for their secret graffiti removal sauce. Suspect it involves a fair bit of elbow grease. Kudos to that volunteer!! Much appreciation for a thankless task. Indeed. 👍



  • OOh Green Dot @toby !
    I have to search through 5 thumb-drives to try to find the offensive pictures. While doing so I find others that will do
    This wall is a daily dog walk away ...

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    After leaving this which says "Slantz" A second wave appeared . . .



  • I can certainly be bothered by graffiti on rocks. Here's an Idaho spin on the problem. The graffiti-covered concrete is the remains of a 1940's ore-processing mill at the Big Camas Mine about 15 miles west of Hailey. What offended me, were the piles of empty cartridges in the road I took the photo from. Some kids painted the graffiti & they or others, then shot hundreds of bullets at it. People are strange.
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  • @FritzRay

    Sigh... some people's children. Give gun owners in general a bad name. Popular public lands shooting site a few miles from home gets royally trashed by HS kids bonfire and after game parties. Also asshats too cheap to afford the dump. Becomes littered with old televisions, mattresses, etc. Shooters periodically organize a big dump run clean up and make an event out of it. Shudder to contemplate what it may look like otherwise.



  • Happy Ray Troll Thursday! \o/

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    Wear 'em if ya' got 'em. Yippie yi yo kiyah! 🎉 🎊 🎆



  • Mirrors cannot be repaired

    Buy a new looking glass

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  • Rockin' the Chacs...

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    Ho Man! Chacos Gone Crazy!

    Glad I have two pair of the old skool variants. Last forever and didn't break the bank. 👍



  • And they served me as approach shoes on stuff I probably wouldn't do without a toprope belay now.



  • El Chorro

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  • gnome, that blocky tower / arette thing you posted up thread looks really cool!



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  • Heidi, fresh out of the shower with a Donini ice tool, while Mark gets the ice ready for a smashing blow, at Donini's Patagonian bivy cottage. Much needed gin & tonics soon allowed us to toast another day of cheating death in "deepest Patagonia."

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  • @FritzRay Some people have all the fun ... hogs!!

    @The-Gnome Yeah, that blocky tower does look wicked. Also wickedly unforgiving of a leader fall. I'd like to see a slightly larger image of that one.

    @NickG !Aye, caramba!! Ye' needs to git ye' a good ad blocker, mon! 👍



  • @NickG & @toby
    Pudding Stone, a variation of quartzite conglomerate.
    The Blue Gus Chimney, (80 feet) "Photo Opportunity wall" follows the crack & face through every overhang.
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    The picture below shows what I call The Gumby Gate; A mentally, if not actual, crux - hard start.
    (On Monday's one would go retrieve bail-gear; booty left the Gumbies, that could not get past the gate)
    In this case, the triple overhang start, of the left side Arete & inside of the Blue Gus Chimney.
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    The other side of the picture is looking up the right side a crack-to-face, thru roof cap-stone, that my "Freak-Brother" looking friend is smiling on.
    He is asking How Hard? having just passed the "Gumby-Gate" a 6-inch fist crack through that overhang & blocky corner start...(old school 5.10)
    Johnathan Nabut, "Photo Opportunity Wall" The Blue Gus Chimney, Green Pond NJ. 1982
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    It is a long story . . . In short
    The place has a decades-long history of climbing but was recently"declared closed" due to phone calls made by an ego-driven choss-hopper, Ken Roberts, who has been actively getting places closed to try and monopolize and then monetize the small bumps he has seen illegally beaten trails to, Claims to have - but- it is doubtful that he climbed while much of it was already climbed (decades ago) in where?

    in New Jersey.



  • The improbable, 5.8 Gunks classic "Modern Times"
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  • @J-Fengel Awesome shot! I used to do a lot of B&W bitd when I did my own processing. Sweet!

    @The-Gnome Uhh... yeah, some people's children... Sigh... OTOH, well, they are from New Jersey so maybe give 'em a break, eh? 😜


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